Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 42 / NOVEMBER 1983 / PAGE 313

Speech In Many Voices

Don't Ask Software has produced a version of its Software Automatic Mouth (S.A.M.) for the Commodore 64 computer. In addition, the Apple and Atari versions of the program have been enhanced to include KNOBS, a feature that provides a range of different voices.

S.A.M., which occupies 2K of user memory, will convert phonetic spellings to speech. A text-to-speech Reciter program, available on the S.A.M. disk, will convert English spelling to speech; it takes 8K of user RAM. KNOBS gives the program access to a variety of voices, so characters can be made to converse.

The Commodore 64 version of the program and the updated Atari version sell for $59.95. The Apple II version, which contains a digital-to-analog converter and audio amplifier, sells for $124.95. Present owners of the program can receive the updated versions for a small fee, provided they have sent in their owner registration cards.

Other new products from Don't Ask include Chatterbee, a spelling game that includes a version of the S.A.M. voice synthesizer. Chatterbee is available for Atari and Commodore 64 for $49.95.

Wordrace for Commodore 64 is a vocabulary game with 2600 words. It is available in a game-pack that includes Claim to Fame, a history game, and Sports Derby, a sports fact game. The Wordrace gamepack is available on disk or cassette for $34.95.

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Don't Ask Computer Software
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